Waitomo Glowworm Express: Auckland Return


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Waitomo Glowworm Express (Auckland to Auckland)

7:30 am - Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland
2:15 pm - Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland

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Take a full-day tour to the fascinating Waitomo Glowworm Caves in the Central North Island.

Leaving Auckland in the morning, we travel through rolling farmland into the Waikato and King Country regions. Your local driver guide will point out highlights of the region, like Rangiriri, where a major battle was fought between British forces and those loyal to the Māori King movement in 1863.

After arriving in the small town of Waitomo, you'll be taken on a 45-minute guided tour through the world famous Glowworm Caves. Formed from limestone over 30 million years ago, the caves were first discovered in 1887 and are now one of New Zealand's most popular tourist destinations. Wander through subterranean caverns and learn about stalagmites, stalactites, helictites and other spectacular rock formations. Finish off your tour on a short but enchanting boat ride travelling through the Glowworm Grotto, where thousands of glowworms light up the darkness like tiny stars.

After your Glowworm Caves tour you'll have leisure time at the Waitomo visitor complex, where you can enjoy the stunning views and learn more about the region. Restaurant and cafe style meals are available (own expense), or a tasty picnic-style lunch can be pre-booked (optional extra). After your Waitomo experience draws to a close, board the coach for the return trip to Auckland, arriving in the afternoon.

Useful info: We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and taking a warm jacket for your Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour.

Availability: If the Waitomo Caves tour cannot operate, a free upgrade to the Ruakuri Cave will be provided subject to availability. If the Ruakuri upgrade is provided, the Waitomo Caves portion is non refundable.

This tour is available as part of a great value combo! Book here >

Explore an underground world of twinkling glowworms and soaring caverns with a Waitomo Caves day tour from Auckland.

Tour Details & Highlights

  • Full day tour
  • Operates daily
  • Departs Auckland, returns Auckland
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up / drop-off available
  • Luxury coach travel Auckland - Waitomo Caves and return
  • Guided tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Informative driver commentary
  • Waikato and King Country scenery
Multilingual options available

Multilingual options are available >

Free WIFI on this tour

Free WiFi is available on this tour

Lunch Options

Fish and Chips (with Ruakuri & Glowworm Caves only)

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Five Star Tour

We really enjoyed the caves and those busy glowworms were really glowing!

Reviewed by: Elizabeth A

Five Star Tour

"We took their tour with a stop at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. The driver was excellent. She was interesting, funny and explained everything that we were passing. The caves were fabulous. Great way to see the countryside. "

Reviewed by: WorkToTravel_1111

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